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US20160028988 INFORMATION REPRODUCTION SYSTEM, INFORMATION REPRODUCTION METHOD, INFORMATION REPRODUCTION DEVICE, AND ACCESS ANALYSIS DEVICE  
A system, a method, and a device that can reproduce a reproduction target file recorded on a portable information recording medium and a network file acquired in response to a request of a content...
US20160028987 ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, CONTROL INFORMATION TRANSMISSION AND RECEPTION METHODS HAVING BIDIRECTIONAL COMMUNICATION USING PREDETERMINED LINES  
Electronic equipment and methods for permitting quick control of the operating state of a source equipment side from sink equipment. A television receiver (sink equipment) 100 and an amplifier...
US20160028986 IMAGING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DRIVING THE SAME  
An imaging device according to an embodiment of the present invention includes a plurality of pixels. Each of the pixels has an active region including a first region and a second region with an...
US20160028985 THRESHOLD-MONITORING, CONDITIONAL-RESET IMAGE SENSOR  
An image sensor architecture with multi-bit sampling is implemented within an image sensor system. A pixel signal produced in response to light incident upon a photosensitive element is converted...
US20160028984 PIXEL CIRCUIT WITH CONSTANT VOLTAGE BIASED PHOTODIODE AND RELATED IMAGING METHOD  
An imaging system includes a plurality of pixel circuits each having a photodiode, a biasing circuit and a charge-to-voltage converter. The photodiode is configured to generate charges in response...
US20160028983 SOLID-STATE IMAGE PICKUP DEVICE AND CAMERA MODULE  
According to an embodiment, a solid-state image pickup device is provided. The solid-state image pickup device includes a sensor substrate, microlenses, and a flattened layer. The sensor substrate...
US20160028982 IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS  
An image processing apparatus includes a processing unit that image-processes a plurality of image data using different parameters, a comparison unit that compares image processing results, and a...
US20160028981 IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE AND IMAGE PROCESSING SYSTEM INCLUDING THE SAME  
An image processing device includes a switch signal generator, an amplifier, a ramp generator, and an attenuation control circuit. The switch signal generator generates switch control signals...
US20160028980 ANALOG-DIGITAL CONVERSION CIRCUIT DRIVE METHOD, ANALOG-DIGITAL CONVERSION CIRCUIT, IMAGING DEVICE, IMAGING SYSTEM, AND ANALOG-DIGITAL CONVERSION CIRCUIT INSPECTION METHOD  
After a signal level of a digital signal is changed in a period in which a plurality of memories is sampling the digital signal, a signal for causing the plurality of memories to hold the digital...
US20160028979 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR UV INOPERABLE PIXEL COMPENSATION  
A method for estimating values lost to inoperable pixels on ultraviolet (UV) sensor arrays comprising identifying an inoperable pixel on a UV sensor array, applying a three by three kernel to the...
US20160028978 IMAGING APPARATUS  
An imaging apparatus includes a pixel unit and an analog-to-digital (AD) converter unit which are divided into a first cluster and a second cluster. The first cluster includes a plurality of pixel...
US20160028977 CMOS IMAGE SENSORS WITH PHOTOGATE STRUCTURES AND SENSING TRANSISTORS, OPERATION METHODS THEREOF, AND IMAGE PROCESSING SYSTEMS INCLUDING THE SAME  
ACMOS image sensor includes a pixel array having a plurality of pixels. Each of the plurality of pixels includes: a photogate structure configured to be controlled based on a first gate voltage;...
US20160028976 DIGITAL IMAGING WITH MASKED PIXELS  
One embodiment of the invention is directed to an imaging device comprising an image sensor comprising an array of pixels, and a mask coupled with the image sensor, the mask configured to darken...
US20160028975 DEVICE AND METHOD FOR COMPRESSING/DECOMPRESSING LENS SHADING COMPENSATION COEFFICIENT  
A lens shading compensation coefficient compression device includes: a first differential block suitable for calculating a lens shading compensation coefficient between color channels and removing...
US20160028974 LOW-NOISE, HIGH DYNAMIC-RANGE IMAGE SENSOR  
An integrated-circuit image sensor generates, as constituent reference voltages of a first voltage ramp, a first sequence of linearly related reference voltages followed by a second sequence of...
US20160028973 IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS INCLUDING MECHANISM FOR ATTACHING AND DETACHING TRANSPARENT COVER, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD THEREOF, AND STORAGE MEDIUM  
An image pickup apparatus that is capable of suppressing degradation of image quality even when the orientation of a photographing lens is changed in a state in which a dome is attached to the...
US20160028972 MULTIPLANE PANORAMAS OF LONG SCENES  
Methods, systems, and articles of manufacture for generating a panoramic image of a long scene, are disclosed. These include, fitting a plurality of planes to 3D points associated with input...
US20160028971 ZOOM LENS AND IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS INCLUDING THE SAME  
The zoom lens according to the present invention includes, in order from an object side to an image side: a first lens unit having a positive refractive power that does not move for zooming; a...
US20160028970 COMBINATION VIDEO AND OPTICAL SIGHT  
A sight system is provided that includes an optical mode providing an optical image of a field of view and a video display mode providing video of the field of view acquired by an image sensor....
US20160028969 DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHING APPARATUS  
A digital photographing apparatus, computer readable medium, and a method of controlling the digital photographing apparatus, the method including selecting a template image; receiving an image...
US20160028968 METHOD OF REPLACING OBJECTS IN A VIDEO STREAM AND COMPUTER PROGRAM  
The invention relates to a method for replacing objects in a video stream. A stereoscopic view of the field is created. It serves to measure the distance from the camera and to determine the...
US20160028967 IMAGE SET ALIGNMENT AND COMBINATION PROCESSING  
A method and apparatus for aligning and combining images. The method includes identifying feature points in an image in images generated of a scene by a camera and identifying locations of the...
US20160028966 METHODOLOGY FOR GENERATING HIGH FIDELITY DIGITAL ZOOM FOR MOBILE PHONE CAMERAS  
A mobile device includes an embedded digital camera that is configured to capture a burst of N images. The mobile device includes processing circuitry comprising a registration module configured...
US20160028965 IMAGING DEVICE AND IMAGE DISPLAY METHOD  
The imaging device includes: a first display section that functions as an electronic view finder; an illuminance detection sensor that detects an illuminance of the first display section; a...
US20160028964 IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD  
An image processing apparatus and method for regulating viewing image output of the image processor which processes motion and still images in a time divisional manner are provided. The image...
US20160028963 APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR IMAGE CAPTURE USING IMAGE STORED IN CAMERA  
An apparatus and a method thereof are provided, the apparatus including a first memory; a second memory; an image sensor; and a controller configured to obtain, using the image sensor, a plurality...
US20160028962 Systems and Methods for Previewing Newly Captured Image Content and Reviewing Previously Stored Image Content  
Systems and methods for previewing newly captured image content and reviewing previously stored image content using an electronic device are provided. The previously stored image content may...
US20160028961 Visual Media Capture Device For Visual Thinking  
An electronic device (100) includes digital image sensors (106) to capture visual media (114), a display (102) to present a visual representation of existing organizational categories and the...
US20160028960 IMAGE PHOTOGRAPHING APPARATUS, METHOD OF PHOTOGRAPHING IMAGE AND NON-TRANSITORY RECORDABLE MEDIUM  
An image photographing method is disclosed. The method includes photographing a subject, displaying a live view with respect to the subject and in response to sensing an inclination of the image...
US20160028959 Methods, Apparatuses, and Computer Program Products for Improved Picture Taking  
Methods, apparatuses, and computer program products are herein provided for providing markers for improved picture taking. A method may include causing presentation of information representative...
US20160028958 IMAGING APPARATUS AND IMAGE BLUR CORRECTION METHOD  
An imaging apparatus includes a follow shot control unit and a blur correction unit. The follow shot control unit calculates a panning angular velocity and a tilting angular velocity based on a...
US20160028957 IMAGING DEVICE, A CONTROL METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING PICTURE SIGNALS, AND A PROGRAM  
An imaging device including an image mode determining unit, a reading method setting unit, and a control unit is provided. The image mode determining unit determines an image mode among a...
US20160028956 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ENABLING POINTING CONTROL OF AN ACTIVELY STABILIZED CAMERA  
A method for adjusting a pointing angle of an actively stabilized camera is provided. The camera is housed by an active stabilization system configured to stabilize the camera in accordance with a...
US20160028955 CAMERA AND CAMERA CONTROL METHOD  
A camera according to the present invention, which is capable of continuous shooting before and after a still image shot according to photographer's operation, comprises: an imaging section...
US20160028954 IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS THAT SETS MOVING IMAGE AREA, IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS, AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS  
An image processing apparatus that properly sets a moving image area according to an image. An image processor generates a combined image, by setting one of a plurality of images as a basic image...
US20160028953 IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE AND ASSOCIATED METHODOLOGY FOR GENERATING PANORAMIC IMAGES  
One embodiment of an apparatus includes a reference position receiving unit configured to receive intermediate or end panorama reference position information input by a user, and a control unit...
US20160028952 Super Resolution Binary Imaging And Tracking System  
In one aspect, the invention provides an imaging system including an optical system adapted to receive light from a field of view and direct the received light to two image planes. A fixed image...
US20160028951 IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM  
It is an object of the invention to efficiently detect a recognition target on an image photographed through a fisheye lens. In accordance with an installation direction of a camera, an area where...
US20160028950 Panoramic Video from Unstructured Camera Arrays with Globally Consistent Parallax Removal  
Systems and methods for generating a panoramic video from unstructured camera arrays. The systems and methods are configured to statically align corresponding image-frames of respective input...
US20160028949 IMAGE PHOTOGRAPHING APPARATUS AND IMAGE PHOTOGRAPHING METHOD  
An image photographing apparatus and an image photographing method are provided. The image photographing apparatus includes: a plurality of image capturers respectively comprising lenses having...
US20160028948 IMAGE CAPTURING APPARATUS  
An image capturing apparatus including an image capturing unit that captures an image, a focus control unit that controls a focus of the image capturing unit, an object selection reception unit...
US20160028947 WEARABLE APPARATUS SECURABLE TO CLOTHING  
A wearable apparatus is provided for securing a wearable apparatus to an article of clothing. In one implementation, an apparatus securable to an article of clothing may include a capturing unit...
US20160028946 APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTINUOUSLY TAKING A PICTURE  
An electronic device is disclosed. The electronic device includes an image capturing unit configured to obtain a plurality of images upon receiving one or more user inputs, a processor configured...
US20160028945 ASSISTED TEXT INPUT FOR COMPUTING DEVICES  
Various approaches provide for detecting and recognizing text to enable a user to perform various functions or tasks. For example, a user could point a camera at an object with text, in order to...
US20160028944 IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGING APPARATUS, AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD  
An image processing apparatus is provided with an image acquiring unit configured to acquire an image, a blurring processing unit configured to apply blurring processing to a skin area of an...
US20160028943 GESTURE RECOGNITION SYSTEM AND GESTURE RECOGNITION METHOD BASED ON SHARPNESS VALUES  
A gesture recognition system includes an image capturing device, a memory unit and a processing unit. The image capturing device includes a zoom lens and captures an image frame with a focus...
US20160028942 Method and Apparatus for Supporting Image Processing, and Computer-Readable Recording Medium for Executing the Method  
A support for image processing is provided, comprising: (a) detecting respective face regions from images consecutively photographed for a first person at predetermined time intervals by an image...
US20160028941 CLOSE FOCUS WITH GPU  
Disclosed are systems and methods for focusing a digital camera to capture a scene. It is first detected that a change in a scene requires the digital camera to be focused or refocused. The camera...
US20160028940 IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE, IMAGING DEVICE, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM  
A generation section generates a first display image based on an image signal output from an image pick-up device, and generates a second display image for use in focus verification based on a...
US20160028939 IMAGE CAPTURING APPARATUS, CONTROL APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF  
An image capturing apparatus comprises an image capturing unit which captures an image, a display unit which displays a captured image, a detection unit which detects an object from a captured...